Vice Chancellor Hazara University Mansehra Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees
According to the notification of KP government, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Idrees has been appointed as Vice Chancellor Hazara University Mansehra. The notification was issued after the due approval of Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Chancellor of the university and formal endorsement of Department of Higher Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Dr. Muhammad Idrees is a promising son of Taza Gram, a remote village in District Dir. He got his primary education from Shiva (Dir) and was admitted to the Govt. Nisar Shaheed College, Risalpur for higher secondary education. He passed BSc and MSc from Govt. Jehanzeb College, Swat and MSc. (Zoology) from University of Peshawar and thereafter, he went to University of the Punjab, Lahore for his MPhil and PhD in Microbiology. In keeping with his bright academic record, he did post-doctorate from USA and FRC from Royal College London. He has also B.Ed. to his credit from University of Peshawar. He had the distinction to serve as a Professor and Director in the Centre of Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab and has been associated with this centre for the last 17-years. During this period, he had been Director, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Senior Research Officer and Head, Division of Molecular Diagnostic Lab, University of the Punjab. In the field of academics, research and creative sciences, the learned Dr. Muhammad Idrees has a vast experience to his credit. He was awarded by Academy of Sciences with Young Scientist of the Year Award 2009. He also received Research Productivity Award in 2013-14-15. Keeping in view his prolific career and rich experience in the research as a productive scientist, the provincial search committee recommended him as a Vice Chancellor Hazara University on regular basis for a period of three years.
All the academic, social and cultural circles of Hazara division welcomed the new Vice Chancellor and congratulated him for this appointment. They expressed hope that the new Vice Chancellor with his phenomenal rich background of academics and research will expand the horizon of Hazara University by mobilizing of his rare capabilities and intellectual wealth which he has carried in his luminous past. Prof. Dr. Habib Ahmad who has the credit of leading Hazara University with the smooth academic research and administrative performance for the last one year as an acting Vice Chancellor cordially extended his heartfelt felicitations to the new Vice Chancellor and wished for his brilliant success after assuming the charge of Hazara University.